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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Pinterest Picks: Vertical Gardening

Going up? Vertical gardening can be a huge space saver, and thanks to pinterest - I've seen so many different wonderful ideas! I keep planning ahead to our *hopefully* next house, which has a lot of decking and a cement patio in the back.  Currently, we live in a place with a lot of yard, which - don't get me wrong, I love it - but I'm ready for a little container gardening! It seems like as soon as I am caught up with the weeds, they already need to be pulled again. So a little time off to actually garden will be fantastic, keep your  fingers crossed for me!  I won't go into the house buying adventure too much yet out of fear of jinxing it, but when it's safe I will spill it all. Get ready...

So in the spirit of patios & decks, I thought I'd toss around some of my favorite vertical gardening ideas for today's Pinterest PicksI really should consider getting a set blog schedule, so Pinterest Picks and other reoccurring posts would be on a reliable schedule, for now it's on an as-I-feel-like-it schedule, it's more fun that way! All the pictures you're about to see are also links to the pin, so you can pin your favorites too.  First up (and what sparked this theme) the wooly pocket:
 Have you seen these yet? I love them! I think I even saw them at Home Depot already. You used to only be able to get them online. Check them out, a soft black pocket attaches to the wall, indoors or out, and you just fill it up with beautiful plants. Next up: Defying Gravity Pots

This one is interesting, right? I'm sure you'd have to water fairly regularly (as with most pots) but the effect is really neat! When I first saw the picture I couldn't figure it out, but after hopping over to the original source (she posted a tutorial!) I smacked my head - of course, rebar!Now that I look back though, you can sort of see it in the picture... oops :)       Next up to bat: Coffee Cans
Coffee Cans have always held a special place in my heart, I have no idea why.  They're just cute. Espeically painted up like this! This person seems to have drilled straight into the brick. I was thinking, you could also use a nice piece of wood instead - attach that to the wall, then the cans to the wood. That way you don't have to drill five million holes into the bricks. Next up (haha! get it?): Planter Pole

This one has a more modern feel in my opinion, and it looks great.  Plus, a water saver! I can imagine a cluster of these, all different colors, with herbs just pouring out of them. So many ideas! Up next: It's a shoe-in

Ha! Cause the shoes... get it? So cheesy, I'm sorry. Honestly I have mixed feelings about this one. I could see it, working out, with little lettuces etc.. but I'm not completely convinced. I imagine it getting all dirty... maybe it's a 2-3 time use type of thing. What's your take on this? Last up: Succulent Walls

This immediately reminded me of that tutorial I shared a while back (seen here) on how to make a framed wall planter.  This succulent one looks great, and guess what? It's a link to a collection of even more ideas over on Country Living.  The fun just never stops, huh? Well that's all I've got for you today, maybe I should jump off this computer and actually go DO some of these outside. What about you, thinking of taking your gardening to the next level? Haha - I couldn't help it. Have a great one, enjoy your summer!

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  1. I really like your idea, especially this with the tube!

    1. Thanks! Gotta love Pinterest for helping me find all these :D

  2. There is a different version of a tube planter with an internal watering system that can be found on It's called a Polanter and can be found under the catagory of Flower Towers.

    1. These are fantastic! I'm going to have to give them their own spotlight post, do you work for them? I'd love to chat with you!

  3. I So want to try the shoe bag garden!


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